DUNEDIN WEST. LIBERAL LEAGUE AT ROSLYN. A meeting of the supporters of the Liberal League was held last evening in the Roslyn Council Chambers, Mr S. S. Myers. who presided, explained that Mr J. T. Johnson had been selected its the official Liberal candidate for Dunedin West, lie referred to the exceptional ability of the candidate, who. he was confident, would find favor with a majority of the electors of Dunedin West. Mr R. R. Douglas, secretary of the Dunedin branch of the league, briefly outlined their platform. He appealed to the progressive bodies of Dunedin to refrain from meeting the Government's nominees with divided ranks. If the efforts of the organisation were concentrated on the candidature of one person for each of the City seats, the Reform party^would find themselves without a single representative from Dunedin Mr Johnson, who was warmly received, referred to his candidature for the Taieri seat against the Hon. Thomas Mackenzie in 1908, and also to his campaign in the Chalmers electorate at last election, when he fought out the second ballot with Mr Clark. In each of these electorates ho contested the seat knowing but very few of the electors but as time went on, he was proud to state that numerous friends came to him. On the present occasion he was in much the same position, but not quite to the same extent. He was pleased to know that he had such an honorable opponent as Mr W. Downie Stewart, and he did not think that the coming campaign would be a bitter one, so far as Dunedin West was concerned. (Applause.)
Those present constituted themselves into a committee to work in the interests of Air Johnson, and sub-committees will be formed in other parts of the electorate in due course.
(Mr Acland, the Government candidate for Avon, addressed a largely-attended meeting of electors in the Fitzgerald Avenue Methodist Schoolroom, and was accorded a good reception. He said that the Government had put up the grandest record of any Administration of late years. He refused 'to admit that the Opposition represented Liberalism. He emphasissed the urgent necessity of closer settlement of the land, and favored a limited freehold tenure. He commended the principle of the Workers’ Compensation Act, and said that the Government had liberalised it and widened its scope and effectiveness. He supported a referendum on the Bible in schools, and favored 55 per cent, on the Local Option and Bible-in-schools issues. At the dose of the meeting he was accorded a vote of thanks. Mr A. Walker, secretary of the Typographical Union, will probably be nominated by to-night’s of the Otago Labor Representation Council as the Labor candidate for Dunedin North. Mr Breen’s name will not now be submitted to nomination.
PROBABLES AND POSSIBLES. The following is a list of declared or probable candidates for seats in the House of Representatives at the coming General Election, which, it. is expected, will be held during the first week in December. The political views of the candidates are thus indicated :—Government supporters. M. ; supporters of the Liberal Opposition, 0.; adherents of the Social Democratic party, S.D. ; Labor candidates other than , Social Deemocrats. Lab.: Independents, I.; purely Prohibition• candidates, P.; these whose mews have not yet been made public. D. * Indicates members of the present House of Representatives, and t indicates members of a previous Parliament. NORTH ISLAND. Bay of Islands. —*V. H. Reed (M.), G. Wilkinson (M.), *Tc Rangihiroa (0.), A. H. Cotton (1.L.). Marsden.—*F. Slander (M.), E. C. Pnrclie (0.). Kaipara.—*J. G. Coates (M.), E- Hoey (0.), E. T. Field (M.). Waitemata. —*A. Harris (M.), tW. J. Napier (().), W. Wallace (0.), Adam Nixon (Lab.), 11. C. Tewsley (0.). Auckland East. —*A. M. Myers (0.), A. S. Holmes (D.), W. Richardson (P.). Auckland Central.—*A. E. Glover (0-), M. J. Savage (S.D.). Auckland West. —*J. H. Bradney (M-), tC. 11. Poole (0.), T. Gresham (0.). Grev Lvnn.—Mloii. G. Fowlda (Lab.), W. H. Murray (M.), M. Payne (S.D.), M. M'Lean (M.). Eden.—G. J. Parr (M.), Wesley Richards (S.D.), E. H. Potter (0.), W. H, Tuck (Lab.). Parnell.—*J. S. Dickson (M-), K- S. Briggs (0,), J. Dempsey (M.). Manukau.—*Hon. F. W. Lang (M.), tC. E. Major (0.). Franklin.—* Right Hon. W. F. Massey (M-). Thames.—*T. W. Rhodes (31.1, HLowe (0.), tE. H. Taylor (0.), R. L. Somers (0.). Raglan.—'»R. F. Bollard (M.). J. Furness (I.), W. D. Thompson (0.), E. Scholes (0.). Olnnemuri.— *ll. Poland (0.), Rev. J. Clark (M.). Waikato. —*J. A. Young (M.l. A. SchoLs ((>.). Taurariga..--*Hon. W. H. Kerries (M.), R. I). Stewart (0). Bay of Plenty. *W. I). S. Mac Donald (O.),'K. S. Williams |M ). Gisborne. —*Hon. Sir James Carroll (0.1, 11. Ue Luulour (N1._ Taumarumii. —*C. K Wilson (M.l fW. T. Jennings (O ), W. H. Shortiand (M.). Hawke’s Bav.—Ml M. Campbell (M.), illon. Dr M.’Nab (().), IA. L. D. Fraser iO). Napier.— J. V. Brown (0.) Waipawa,—*o. Hunter (M.l. A. E. Jull (O.i. 0. C. Russel! (It). Rahiatua. — # J 11. Escott (M ). JR- B. Ross (0.1, H. T. Ellington (M), James M'Cardie (0.). Master-ton.—*o. R. Sykes (3!.). +A. W. Hogg (0.), A. H. Herbert (31.), J. Prenderville (0.). Wairarapa.—NSir W. C Buchanan (31.), fj. T. M. Hornsby (O.). Fgmont.—*C. A. Wilkinson (M.). D. L. A. Astburv <O.) J. D. Crowley (0.). Stratford.—*J. B. Hine (M.l, tW. HHawkins (0.1. Taranaki.—*H J. H Okey (M.), D. J. Hughes (().). Patea.—*V. G. Pearce (M.), W. Morrison (().), W. K Howeti (D.). Wanganui.—*W. A. Veitch (Lab.), fF. Pi rani (31.). Waimarino.—*R. W. Smith (0.), 11. 31. Speed (31.), F. Beechy (31.). 1 Oroua.—*D H. Guthrie (31.), E. Short | (0.), J. 3lorrison 10.). llangitikei.—*E. Newman (31.), R. E. Hornblow (O.). Palmerston. —*D. Buick (31), J- A. Nash (M.), E. H. Crabb (0.), S. E. Spooner (CM. J- .Thorn (S.D.)I Otaki.—*J. Robertson (S.D.), tW. H. Field (31.), Byron Brown (31.), B. R. Gardner (0.), R. Cobb (M.). Hutt.—*T. 31. Wilford (0.). A. 31. Samuel (M.), N. J. Bennington (31.), 31. \V. Welsh (M-), H. Baldwin (31.). Wellington North—* Hon. A L. Herdman (3!.)', P. Fraser (S-D.). Wellington Central.—* Hon. F. 31. B, Fisher (31.). R. Fletcher (0.), D. Moriarty (L.), H. Holland (S.D.). Wellington East.—*Dr A. ,K. Newman (31.), iP. M’Laren (Lab.), J. Rigg (S.D.), C. H. Chapman (S.D ). Wellington South. —*A. H. Ilhidmamh (Lab.), fj. P.. Luke (NLL
Wellington Suburbs and Country Districts.—tß. A Wright (M.), J. E. Fitzgerald (0.), A. Aislahie (O.), F. T. Moore (Lab.). SOUTH ISLAND. Nelson. —*H. Atmore (0.). T. H. A. Field (M.), W. J. Moffatt (1.L.). Wairau.—*R. M’Callum (0.), fj. Duncan (M.). L Motueka.-—*Hon. 11. M'Kenzie (0.). E. P. Hudson (M.). Buller. —*J. Colvin (0.), James Bell (D.), T. A. O’Brien (D.), F. F. Munro (M.). Grey.—*P. ('. Webb (S.D.), E. J. Scantlebury (0.), H. L. Michel (M.), J. Steer (M.). Westland. —*T. E. Y. Seddon (O.), J. A. Murdoch. (M.). Hurunui. —*G. W. Forbes (0.), W. A. Banks (M.). Kaiapoi.—*Hon. D. Buddo (0.), D. Jones (M.). Christchurch North.—*L. M. Isitt (LI, H. F, Toogood (0.). Christchurch East.—*T. H. Davey '(Li, H. Hunter (S.D.), Dr Thacker (0.). Christchurch South.—*H. G. Ell (0.), G. R. Whiting (Lab.), F. B. Hughes (M.). Lyttelton.—M. M'Combs (S.D.), M. J. Miller (M.). Riccarton.—*G. Witty (0.), B. Bnnn (M-). Avon.—*G. W. Russell (0.), H. D. Acland (M.), D. G. Sullivan (S.D.). Ellesmere. —*Hon. E. H. Rhodes (M.l, J. C. Free (0.). Solwyn.—*W. J. Dickie, (0.), G. Sheat (M.), j. Hamlet (M.), T. L. Drummond (Lab.). Ashburton.—*W. Nosworthy (M.), +W. S. Maslin (0.). Ternuka.—C. J. Talbot (0.). H. H. Hayhurst (M.). Timaru.—*J. Craigie (o.}, *F. H. Smith (M.). Oamaru. —*E. P. Lee (M.). fj. A. Macpherson (0.). Waitaki.—Norton Francis (M.), John Anstey (0.). Otago Central.— *jß. Scott (M.), W. A. Bodkin (0.). Dunedin North.—*G. M. Thomson (M.), A, Walker (Lab.). Dunedin West.—W. D. Stewart (M. J. T. Johnson (0.), W. E. J. Maguire (S.D.). Dunedin Central. —*C. E. S tat ham (M.), J. W. Munro (Lab.). Dunedin South.—*T. K. Bidey (0.). G. F. Bewley (Lab.), T. H. Dalton (M.). Chalmers.—J. M. Dickson (M.), H. E. Holier (0.). Bruce. —*Hon. James Allen (M.). Clutha.—*A. S. Malcolm (M.), J. E. Jenkinsoij (0.). Wakatipu.—*Hon. W. Fraser (M.). Mataura.—*G. J. Anderson (M.). Invercargill.—*J. A. Hanau (0.), H. J. Farrant (Lab.). Wallace.— # J. C. Thomson (0.), A. W. Rogera (M.). Awarua.—*Right Hon. Sir J. G. Ward (0.), J. R Hamilton (M.). Liberal candidates have yet to be announced for Waitaki, Mataura, Bruce, and Wakatipu, but we are assured that in cadi of these electorates there will be a contest. *
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GENERAL ELECTION, Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914